Picture Books ~ Pirates


Baker, Roberta
Olive's Pirate Party
JUV 398.8.B1771o

Olive worries that having her seventh-birthday pirate party at her Aunt Tiffany's house will be a disappointment. 2005.


Brown, Calef
Pirateria: The Wonderful Plunderful Pirate Emporium
JUV ME COLL 398.8.B8112p

Illustrations and rhyming text invite the reader to explore a store that provides everything a privateer, mutineer, or buccaneer might want in the way of high-quality pirate gear, from clothing to classes in smuggling molasses. 2012.


Faulkner, Matt
The Pirate Meets the Queen: An Illuminated Tale
JUV 398.8.F271p

When the son of notorious Irish pirate queen Granny O'Malley is captured by the English, Granny tries to meet with Queen Elizabeth I to negotiate for his freedom. 2005.


Freedman, Claire
Pirates Love Underpants
JUV 398.8.F8753p

A ship full of underpants-loving pirates goes on a quest for the fabled Pants of Gold. 2013.


Funke, Cornelia
Pirate Girl
JUV 398.8.F9642pg

Ferocious pirate Captain Firebeard THINKS that he and the ruthless crew of the "Horrible Haddock" rule the high seas. But Firebeard and his band meet their match when they kidnap a small but feisty girl named Molly. Even after the pirates threaten Molly with sharks and make her scrub the deck, she is utterly defiant -- and will NOT tell Firebeard who her parents are. All the while, Molly is busy sending secret messages in bottles...but to whom? When her rescuers arrive, the pirates are in for a real surprise! For the TRUE fiercest pirate on the seas is none other than Molly's mother! 2005.


Harris, Peter
The Night Pirates
JUV 398.8.H2431n

Despite the fact that he is "only a boy," Tom convinces the band of rough, tough, little girl pirates who have come to steal the front of his house to let him join in their adventures. 2006.


Horowitz, Dave
Twenty-Six Pirates
JUV 398.8.H7852t

Twenty-six pirates, one for each letter of the alphabet, demonstrate their particular--and sometimes silly--talents and skills. 2013.


Kladstrup, Kristin
The Gingerbread Pirates
JUV ME COLL 398.8.K6614g

When Jim's gingerbread pirate, Captain Cookie, comes alive, the tasty treat prepares to battle Santa Claus, who likes to eat cookies on Christmas Eve. 2009.


Krupinski, Loretta
Pirate Treasure
JUV ME COLL 398.8.K9445p

When pirate Captains Oliver and Rosie decide to try farming near the town of Mousam they learn that the sayings about weather that they used while at sea are equally useful on land. 2006.


Lee, Maxine
Pi-Rat!
JUV 398.8.L5138p

Pi-Rat and his swashbuckling crew are fearsome and brave, living by their own rules and afraid of almost nothing. 2013.


Lasky, Kathryn
Pirate Bob
JUV ME COLL 398.8.L336pb

Describes the life of a pirate, named simply Bob, whose job is to cut the steering cables and cripple the ships he and his shipmates will loot. 2006.


Long, Melinda
Pirates Don't Change Diapers
JUV 398.8.L8525p

Braid Beard and his pirate crew return to retrieve the treasure they buried in Jeremy Jacob's backyard, but first they must help calm his baby sister, Bonney Anne, whom they awoke from her nap. 2007.


Lyon, George Ella
The Pirate of Kindergarten
JUV 398.8.L9946p

Ginny's eyes play tricks on her, making her see everything double, but when she goes to a vision screening at school and discovers that not everyone sees this way, she learns that her double vision can be cured. 2010.


McElligott, Matthew
Backbeard: Pirate for Hire
JUV 398.8.M1534bp

When the Pirate Council tells Backbeard that he must stop wearing colorful clothing and look more fearsome, he decides to quit being a pirate and get a job on shore, if only he can find work that matches his particular skills. 2007.


Muller, Carrie
The Terrible, Horrible, Smelly Pirate
JUV 398.8.M9125t

Set in the misty waters around Halifax Harbour, this fun read-aloud pirate story follows the adventures of a terrible, horrible, smelly pirate named Sydney and his friend Parrot Polly. 2008.


Preller, James
A Pirate's Guide to First Grade
JUV 398.8.P9148p

A young pirate and his crew embark on a grand adventure when they board the bus for the first day of first grade. 2010.


Reynolds, Aaron
Pirates vs. Cowboys
JUV 398.8.R333p

A scurvy pirate crew, led by Burnt Beard, finds trouble when they try to hide their treasure in Old Cheyenne and have some miscommunication with Black Bob McKraw and his posse. 2013.


Rosenthal, Marc
Archie and the Pirates
JUV 398.8.R7277a

When Archie the monkey finds himself on a strange island, he makes a multitude of new friends who help him defend their home from intruding pirates. 2009.


Sattler, Jennifer
Pig Kahuna Pirates!
JUV 398.8.S2534pk

Pig brothers Dink and Fergus love playing at the beach, but when Dink wakes up from his nap in a grumpy mood, Fergus invites Dink to play with his new pirate ship of sand and gives him the starring role as pirate captain. 2014.


Sobel, June
Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate ABC
JUV 398.8.S6773s

Having decided that R is not enough for them, a bumbling band of pirates sets sail on a quest to capture the rest of the alphabet. 2006.


Sturges, Philemon
This Little Pirate
JUV 398.8.S935th

Two bands of pirates fight over a box, but when they raise the white flag and open the box together, they find a treasure to share. 2005.


Thomson, Sarah L.
Pirates, Ho!
JUV ME COLL 398.8.T3863p

Pirates Peg-Leg Tom, Angus Black, Dreadful Nell, and One-Eyed Jack chase ships on the high seas, tell ghost stories, and fall asleep counting gold instead of sheep. 2008.


Ward, Jennifer
There Was An Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Fish
JUV 398.8.W2133to

This variation on the traditional, cumulative rhyme looks at the consequences of a pirate's strange diet. 2012.